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Your gift feeds the hungry, shelters the homeless, and supports the young people in our community. Your support makes a difference. Please make a gift today. All donation information is held in the strictest privacy. Help us create a community of opportunity in Pittsburgh.


$5 provides over $25 in purchasing power for Community Food Services

$25 buys one person a week’s worth of hot meals for our Community Lunches

$150 pays for a warm bed and services for the night

$500 provides education and job training for an unemployed adult

$1,000 sends a child to our summer day camp



Would you like  to donate food or other items? The EECM Wish List can help you decide what to donate. Like cash, these donations can be tax-deductible. If you would like to donate , take a look at our Wish Lists below to learn our most current and urgent needs, and to arrange a time to drop off your donations. If you have any questions please email

We are unable to accept clothing donations. If you have used clothing to donate, we recommend taking it to East End Community Thrift, located at 5123 Penn Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15224. They can be reached at 412-361-6010.

Wish Lists

Community Food Services

We can accept donations at EECM from 8AM-2:30PM, Monday-Friday, at the loading dock on the Harvard Street side of the building. Ring the bell outside of the door for assistance. Call 412-345-7140 for any questions regarding donations. Please note that EECM WILL NOT ACCEPT expired or opened food items. FOOD DRIVES are a great way to help EECM, and can be done in your neighborhood, school, or place of work. You could do a general food drive for non-perishable goods or you can focus on a single item. 2021 Food Pantry Needs

  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Spaghetti and macaroni pasta
  • Instant mashed potatoes
  • Canned soups
  • Canned fruits in water
  • Oatmeal and whole grain cereals
  • Mac & Cheese boxes
2021 Community Kitchen Needs
  • Ziploc bags, any size
  • Napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Unused, brown paper bags, for bagged lunches
  • 60 gallon trash bags
  • 10 in disposable plates
  • Reusable Grocery/Tote Bags

Housing and Employment Services

As guests come into our residential and education/employment programs, they need a little help getting started. Donations may be brought to Entrance G of our building, Monday-Thursday from 9AM-4PM. Please call our Housing and Employment Services Director at 412-345-7131 to schedule a drop-off. Below are three easy projects to help those on the road to regaining their independence. New Home Basket Please donate a Laundry Basket filled with the following items:

  • Home cleaning items with a roll of paper towels or reusable cleaning towels
  • Laundry detergent
  • Bath towels and washcloths
  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • Liquid hand soap and dispenser
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Dish rags and dish towels
  • Bathroom cleaning supplies
Cleaning Supplies Bucket Please donate a clean bucket filled with the following items:
  • Dish soap and scrubbing pads
  • Dust rags
  • Roll of paper towels
  • Window cleaner
  • Toilet bowl cleaner
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Dish rags and dish towels
Men’s / Women’s Personal Hygiene Kit
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Moisturizing skin lotion
  • Foot powder
  • Liquid or bar soap
  • Loofa sponge
  • Face Masks
In addition to the above basket, bucket and kit, we always need:
  • Face Masks
  • Bar soap
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Tooth-paste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Sheet sets (twin beds)
  • Pillows and pillowcases